At least four of 10 Republican Presidential candidates would nuke Iran in order to prevent them from getting nukes -- because, golly, we wouldn't want irresponsible people getting nukes. Forget all the Bush/Cheney posturing, forget all of Ahmedinejad's posturing, forget all of the U.N.'s posturing: the only issue is whether Iran complies with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty they signed. That's all that matters. 9.11 did not change this. If we use 9.11 as an excuse whenever we want to live the Jack Bauer adventure, then the terrorists have already won. Council for a Livable World sponsors a letter urging Presidential candidates to refrain from such monstrous declarations.
Rep. Jim McGovern's amendment to the FY 2008 Foreign Operations Appropriations bill would close the School for the Americas, or the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, or whatever it'll be called when Tha Bush Mobb tries to reopen it. You know the place? The place where torturers go to learn to -- ahem, the place where users of enhanced techniques go to enhance their technique? Democracy in Action has the contact tool.
And finally, a special message for all my readers in the United Kingdom: less than 24 hours from Election Day, an ICM Research poll shows that 46% of likely voters want Harold Saxon as their next Prime Minister. David Cameron can wash the dishes with all the environmentally-friendly dish soap he wants, but he's got nothing on Harold Saxon, whom I would call a truly masterful politician. So, good citizens of Great Britain, don't forget to vote! The real golden age is coming!